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My protein powder dilemma + 2013 wellness goals

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Well, the great sickness of 2012 adventure continues into 2013. I went to a MinuteClinic yesterday and discovered that my fever had returned (and got worse as the day went on). After a negative strep test they advised me to get to urgent care for a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia. I didn’t make it into urgent care yesterday — the wait times for all of the urgent care locations that were open yesterday were over 2 hours. I’ve missed so much work so I wanted to just get caught up on work and rest. But today you can bet that I got my butt into urgent care. Three and a half hours and a chest x-ray later I returned home with Tamiflu, cough syrup (the good kind) and an inhaler. So I’m hoping I’m finally on my way to kicking this thing. Official diagnosis (I’m skeptical): another bout of influenza and bronchitis.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a protein powder that they absolutely adore? I read a lot about Vega, Sunwarrior and fitmixer on various blogs but usually end up finding something I don’t like about the product before I actually order anything.

Finally, I wasn’t going to do a 2013 “resolutions” post, but I do actually have some wellness goals fo 2013, so here they are:

  • Get healthy and kick this flu crap that’s been weighing me down the past two weeks!
  • Get certified in personal training.
  • Get in at least one strength training and one yoga session in each week. Even if it’s at home.
  • Run my 2nd Ragnar Relay (IN PROGRESS: have ten runners recruited for our team)
  • Run a sub-24:00 5K
  • Run a sub-2:00 half marathon
  • Drink more water.
  • Save more money.
  • Run 13 races throughout the entire year (IN PROGRESS: signed up for four 2013 races already and committed to #13in2013)
  • Do a juice cleanse (IN PROGRESS: scheduled to start one on 1/6 !!)
  • Run a race in one other state besides Minnesota and Wisconsin
  • Focus on tightening up my “trouble areas.” I’m pretty happy with my weight right now (although I’m a few pounds away from my absolute ideal) so now I feel like I can focus on toning and tightening πŸ™‚
  • Figure out what kind of eating habits make the most sense for me to be my healthiest and stick to it.
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15 thoughts on “My protein powder dilemma + 2013 wellness goals

  1. I add Vega One to my smoothies! I like all flavors except Natural!
    I hope you get better quickly! Your goals/resolutions sound great! Happy new year!

  2. The Vega One has a really strong greens flavor to me, but I use the Vega Protein recovery powder with just water every morning or the Vega Energizing powder and really love it.

  3. Ugh! I can imagine how frustrating it’s been battling this never-ending “sick.”

    Those are some great fitness goals, and totally attainable! I like the idea of adding another destination race to your mix. I’ve just recently started travelling to races, and it’s a really fun way to change up your routine and check out new cities. πŸ™‚ I have a few friends running the Eugene Marathon in OR this spring, and I’m beyond jealous!!

    • It’s SO frustrating! All I want to do is feel normal again!

      Ugh I’m sure the Eugene Marathon is just GORGEOUS. I think it’d be awesome to do Big Sur or something in Hawaii. But for now, I’m thinking maybe Illinois or maybe somewhere we were already planning a trip to.

  4. I’ve been wanting to try Vega, but just haven’t ordered it yet, so if you go that route, let me know how you like it. I used to use SFH vanilla (bought it at CFSP), and it’s really tasty. I also like that SFH whey protein is from grass fed free-range cows so not hormones or antibiotics (http://www.strongerfasterhealthier.com/products/endurance_line/recovery_post_workout).

    Such a bummer! Rest up and feel better soon, friend! Healthy + healing vibes πŸ™‚

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  6. Which ragnar are you doing???

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